Harvard, UCLA Disallow Argument for Legitimacy of Jewish State
Recently I posted about how UCLA hosted a "debate" between Islamic supremacist Jew-haters Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish arguing over the "one-state solution" or the "two-state solution" -- that is, whether Israel should be destroyed by "Palestinian" jihadists working from within or from a "Palestinian" state. There was no discussion of the legitimacy of the Jewish State. Atlas reader Wallace Edward Brand ("Salubrius") posted this comment:
I have been trying to offer the students at UCLA a view of a one lawful Jewish state West of the Jordan River. One of the UCLA faculty members told me it was impossible. All the faculty members who could sponsor a conference on that topic were too politically correct.
I had the same problem at the Harvard Conference on March 3. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11323
I tried to get the Harvard Crimson to run an op ed with my view. No reply. I finally ended up buying a quarter page ad in the print edition and the on-line edition with the facts. So I tried to do the same at UCLA. They didn't even reply to my request for a quote for a quarter page ad.
I asked him for more information and he sent me this:
As you requested, here is the story of my trying to get on the panel in the March 3,4 conference at Harvard. It was written up by Arutz Sheva, a very conservative Israeli paper, in their English language edition: Op-Ed: "Harvard Had no Room for a One Jewish State Solution" http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11323 I was surprised at this because Ms Drew Faust, the President of Harvard is a historian. I thought she would like my presentation on the 1920 San Remo grant, the basis for my one Jewish State Solution because it is principally the history of the Middle East that has been obscured by time (and by anti-semites and anti-Zionists).
She didn't give me any help either in getting on the panel, or with getting an op ed published in the Harvard Crimson. All I got, from her aide, was a copy of a press release saying that Harvard did not endorse the conference and that "it was a free and open marketplace of ideas". Not free for my idea. I finally bought a quarter page ad in the Harvard Crimson. Arutz Sheva had agreed to my writing an op ed with the facts on the San Remo grant so a quarter page was enough to list the links to that op ed, and to an article on the three possible solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and then an article entitled: Remember the Qurayza that criticized the two state solution -- because HLS Professor Alan Dershowitz would probably sponsor a conference on that topic and I had reason to believe from a friend who knows him, that he would NOT agree to my participation. In an article he had written, he had said that the one state solutions, either from the left or the right were solutions of extremists.
So with my small ad, I finally got into the Harvard marketplace of ideas, but it wasn't free and all I got with one expensive [expensive for me] insertion in their print edition and their online edition was a small dimly lit stall in one corner. (...)